My Life in Excel - BitterSweetDance_photo Bart Grietens


Due to a legal dispute over the care of her two children, a mother is forced to keep track of her life in an Excel sheet for two years. A reality in boxes; true, but at the same time far removed from the life she experienced. How does this cold data relate to the emotional, mental and physical memories of that time? Choreographer Liat Waysbort is back on stage again herself, reflecting on this personal period of her life through dance and text. Memories from that time - frustration, disbelief, broken dreams, but also strength, fighting spirit and feelings of absurdity - become tangible. Big data specialist Dana Ganot joins her on stage and professionally dissects the relationship between data and our daily existence.

choreographer & performer: Liat Waysbort
performer & data specialist: Dana Ganot
artistic associate & dramaturge: Annette van Zwoll
text direction: Grainne Delaney
set design: Edwin Kolpa
costume design: Bernadette Corstens
music: Guido Verwer
technical director: Mathisse Coornaert
publicity: Fien Lute
production: Athina Liakopoulou
with thanks to: Korzo 
My Life in Excel is supported by: Performing Arts Fund NL, Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, Fonds21, Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds, Norma Fonds

Teaser by Sjoerd Derine



Theater Rotterdam 

10 January 2024
including after talk
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Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam 
17 January 2024 
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Schuur, Haarlem 
19 January 2024
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Café Belcampo, Amsterdam
27 January 2024
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World Premiere: Korzo, Den Haag
7 September 2023
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Pleintheater, Amsterdam 
22 September 2023
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Theater Kikker, Utrecht 
26 September 
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Chassé Theater, Breda
7 October 2023
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More dates will follow! Keep an eye on our socials for news and updates. 


My Life In Excel - Bitter Sweet Dance [Bart Grietens]My Life in Excel [photo Bart Grietens]


Bitter Sweet Dance in Amsterdam is the dance hub of choreographer Liat Waysbort. Personal stories are used as an incentive to tell a bigger story about the world around us. Urgent subjects in society run like an undercurrent through the powerful, empowering, slightly absurd, physical and multidisciplinary performances. Bitter Sweet Dance undermines clichés of age, gender and physicality, stretches definitions of beauty and makes all things human tangible. "It grabs you by the senses". 


Liat Waysbort started her career as a dancer and rehearsal director for Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, before coming to the Netherlands to get a Master in Choreography at CoDarts Dance Academy Rotterdam. She was a resident of Dansateliers and created work for companies such as Conny Janssen Danst, Dansgroep Amsterdam and The Meekers. She was nominated for the Award of the Most Promising Choreographer at the Dutch Dance Festival in 2012 and her work was shown on national and international festivals like Springdance (Utrecht), Dutch Dance Festival (Maastricht), Julidans (Amsterdam), rencontres- Choreographiques (Paris) and B-motion (Bassano del Grappa).

In 2015 she founded the dance organisation Bitter Sweet Dance. Next to big and small stages, her work was visible in clubs, in a tea bar in Amsterdam, at TEDX and more. With Bitter Sweet Dance, she created Please me Please - The Solo, Please me Please - The Duet, Titanic, Gioia Live and now My Life in Excel.
Liat is a dedicated, open and forceful teacher who teaches - among others - at Modern Theatre Dance / Expanded Contemporary Dance at the Theatre Academy Amsterdam. She supports and coaches makers and dancers in finding their own artistic voice while expanding their awareness of their physical potential.

Liat Waysbort
Liat Waysbort [photo Bart Grietens]
Please me Please - The Duet [photo Marquis Palmer]

[photo Sjoerd Derine]


Titanic (2023) (repertoire with the students of ECD2, Academy of Theatre & Dance)
Gioia Live (2021/2022)  >>
Passible (2019) (in collaboration with Modern Dance Department)
Titanic (2017, 2018, 2019) >>
Please me Please -The Duet >>
Please me Please -The Solo >>
Beyond (words) / Before (language)
What’s Left
Backwardbill (version1 & 2)
Male Version
The seeking (of) FELIX
Female Version
Reality is Shaped By Recalling
Re-Dreaming the work

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Titanic -Bitter Sweet Dance [Jean Lingen]Titanic [photo Jean van Lingen]